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Definition of the noun caruncle

What does caruncle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: caruncles

  1. an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of caruncle: caruncula
    • more generic words: appendage / outgrowth / process = a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    • more specific words: lappet / wattle = a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

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Google previewJatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop (2012)

Volume 2: Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology by Bir Bahadur, Mulpuri Sujatha, Nicolas Carels

A caruncle is a fleshy to horny outgrowth/appendage rich in dietery lipids and diglycerides situated near the hilum of seed, formed from the integuments or arising from fruit tissue including aril and attracts insects and serves as reward for ...

Google previewOphthalmic Pathology (2012)

A Concise Guide by Thomas J Cummings

Caruncle: • The caruncle is a conjunctival fold that forms a fleshy elevation in the medial – canthal area. The caruncle is lined by nonkeratinizing squamous epithelium and contains sebaceous glands, accessory lacrimal gland tissue, and hair ...

Google previewThe anatomy of the horse, embracing the structure of the foot (1832)

by William Percivall

The lachrymal caruncle is a little black or pied tubercle, whose magnitude varies somewhat in different horses, lodged within the inferior canthus, in the vacancy between the eyelids and the eyeball. Only that part of it is black or pied, however, ...

Google previewA Text-book of diseases of women (1904)

by Charles Bingham Penrose

The caruncle is often erectile in character, and increases in size at the menstrual period. The growths bleed very easily on manipulation, and are exquisitely sensitive. The urethral caruncle is the commonest neoplasm of the urethra. Symptoms ...

Google previewThe Medical Summary (1892)

A Monthly Journal of Practical Medicine, New Preparations by R. H. Andrews

IRRITABLE URETHRAL CARUNCLE. Urethral caruncle is a vascular excrescence of a bluish-red color, very sensitive, and situated either on the margin of the external urethral opening, or just within the ...

Google previewBrowse's Introduction to the Investigation and Management of Surgical Disease (2010)

by Norman L. Browse, John Black, Kevin G. Burnand, Steven A. Corbett, William E. G. Thomas

A urethral caruncle is a friable out-pouching of urethral mucosa at the urethral meatus, occasionally seen in postmenopausal women. The everted mucosal surface may become sore and bleed. Rarely, it can disturb or even obstruct the flow of ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

caruncle is a near borrowing of the Latin carun- cula, the diminutive form of caro, “flesh.” Hence ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The head is covered with spongy caruncles, and there is likewise a membranaceous longitudinal caruncle on the throat. M. gallopavo, the turkey of Ray, has a caruncle both on the head and throat ; and the breast of the male is bearded or ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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relaxes the caruncle on the fetchead, and the naked parts of the face and neck become intensely red. 2. 'The cristata, or Brasilican pheasant of Ray, has an erect ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

The head is covered with, spongy caruncles ; and there is likewise a membranaceous longitudinal caruncle on the throat. There were 3 species, but two of them are transferred to the genus Pe- k elope, in. Dr Gmelin's last edition of the Syji.

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

One of the pheasant-like birds of the genus Tragopan, which have naked cheeks, a hornlike caruncle projecting backward from behind each eye, and a loose wattle, capable of being inflated, hanging beneath the bill. Five species are known, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

Ampelis carunculata, the carunculated chatterer; having a pendulous, expansible , and nioveable, caruncle at the base of the bill. 10. Ampelis carnitex, having its head and breast red ; the stripe at its eyes, the tips of the quills of the wings, and ...

Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1893)

(Based on Mayne's Lexicon) by New Sydenham Society

for Urethral caruncle. Pseudo-apoplexy. False apoplexy. Term for a pathological condition which gives similar symptoms to true apoplexy, but in which no evidence of cerebral hsemorrhage is found post mortem. Pseudo- aquatic. Biol.

Google previewThe American Medical Lexicon (1811)

On the Plan of Quincy's Lexicon Physico-medicum, with Many Retrenchments, Additions, and Improvements; Comprising an Explanation of the Etymology and Signification of the Terms Used in Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Materia Medica, Chemistry, and the Practice of Physic. Compiled from the Most Approved Authorities by John Quincy

Caruncula, a caruncle. This word is a diminutive from caro, _/Yes/1; it is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

and hair, the lacrimal caruncle, and in front of it a semilunar fold of conjunctiva, the remnant of the third lid in animals. When the stream of tears reaches the fatty caruncle it is held hack and thus more easily sucked up. This is done by means of ...

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Muscovy duck with prominent caruncle

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Small photo of A King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) with the characteristic yellow fleshy caruncle on its beak, in captivity More...

Scrabble value of C3A1R1U1N1C3L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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